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Learn How to Invest in Oil Real Estate through Self-Directed IRA Webinar Series

DALLAS, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The financial crisis continues to loom and stock market uncertainty lurks at every turn. Traditional investors are watching their money disappear. That’s why Domestic Development Company is conducting a weekly investment webinar series designed to show investors how to invest in oil with a self-directed real estate IRA.

GiveBack Starts a Rush of Giving

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Give Back Foundation saw its mission – helping people give more to the causes important to them – fulfilled to a ‘T’ in their recent campaign. During GiveBack.org’s ‘100 Days of Giving,’ members donated to 754 charities, representing the gamut of philanthropy, from neighborhood nonprofits to big global relief efforts, summer camps for special needs children, veterans organizations, pet rescues, environmental action groups, medical research, memorial funds, houses of worship and more.

B2B Information Powerhouse Masterseek.com Announces Private Placement of $25 Million

NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Masterseek Corporation, headquartered in New York, has announced the upcoming private placement of 3 million new shares at an expected price of $8.60 per share, for total expected proceeds of at least $25 million. Masterseek currently has 30 million outstanding shares, valued at about $9 each, implying a current value of about $270 million for this B2B search engine and business information platform.

Baidu.com’s Lead Investor Contributes $11.5 Million to CalUniversity

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — California InterContinental University (CalUniversity), a leading distance-learning educational institution, has received a $11.5 million investment from Dr. Finian Tan, the lead investor in China’s number one search engine Baidu.

Pediatric Device Nonprofit DesignWise Medical Appoints DealPen as Corporate Development Advisor

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DesignWise Medical, a nonprofit pediatric device organization, announced today that it has appointed DealPen, a professional corporate development advisory firm to guide DesignWise Medical on growth and capital formation strategies. With DealPen’s leadership, DesignWise has established its Charter Campaign, a one-time sponsorship opportunity for individuals and organizations.

Epeius Biotechnologies Awarded Federal Grant Advancing Tumor-Targeted Cancer Therapy

SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation, a leader in the emerging field of targeted genetic medicine, announced today the receipt of additional financial support for the company’s lead oncology product, Rexin-G, from the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Health and Human Services (HHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the form of a prestigious competitive grant.

Taycor Beats Other Equipment Leasing Companies for Small Business Equipment Financing – Especially in This Tough Economy

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Many business owners don’t realize that funding is still available for equipment purchases, even if the banks are turning them down,’ says Bob Skibinski, CEO of Taycor Financial. ‘Unlike other equipment leasing companies, here at Taycor, we are getting deals done for our clients every day; which means you are going to get the new piece of equipment you need, and you are going to get it fast.’

Reaction Biology Receives NCI Grant Award for Epigenetic Platform

MALVERN, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (RBC) announced today that it has been awarded a Phase II SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute to expand the reach of its Methyltransferase HotSpot drug discovery platform. The $1.2 million, two-year grant will help fund an expansion of RBC’s methyltransferase screens from 14 to 35 or more.

BusinessCashAdvance.com Offers Alternative Financing to SBA Business Loans

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On April 15, President Barack Obama signed legislation to add $80 million to the Small Business Association (SBA) business loan programs, and effectively extend stimulus benefits through the end of May. But a recent study suggests that a significant majority of small business owners will remain uninterested. Instead, many are seeking financing alternatives, says BusinessCashAdvance.

Epeius Biotechnologies to Partner at BIO Investor Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation (www.epeiusbiotech.com), an emerging leader in the field of targeted genetic medicine, announced today that Frederick L. Hall, President and CEO, and Dr. Erlinda M. Gordon, Medical Director, will be participating in the 8th Annual BIO Investor Forum being held October 28-29, 2009, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

CityMade, Inc. Announces Direct Public Offering

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CityMade, Inc. today announced its direct public offering (DPO) of 800,000 shares of common stock that are being offered at U.S. $1.25 per share. This ground-floor investment opportunity is available to current customers, affiliate partners and the public.

South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd. Secures Investment from BP Alternative Energy Plc

ZURICH, Switzerland, March 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BP Alternative Energy Plc has taken a minority interest in South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd., a leading developer of high-quality greenhouse gas emission reduction projects. Since its inception in 2006, South Pole has been profitable and has financed its growth out of the cash flow generated from carbon asset development and related advisory services.

MicroGen Systems Wins NYSERDA Contract; to Partner with The Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) in Developing Micro-Energy Harvesting Technology

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y., Feb. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MicroGen Systems, LLC has been awarded a $300,000 contract for its Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvester project by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The program budget is $619,000 with $319,000 in matching funds coming from The University of Vermont (UVM) Innovations Fund, ITC’s Army Research Laboratory funds, and MicroGen itself. MicroGen is a spinout from UVM, which is commercializing technology exclusively licensed from UVM.

Biotronics, Inc., Announces Future Pork Grading Rivaling Beef, Ultrasound Technology Seen as a Major Advance in Online Pork Grading

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biotronics, Inc., a food animal ultrasound research and development company recently received a $150,000 Demonstration Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development. According to Doyle Wilson, President of the Company, these dollars supplement a $350,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant they have received to develop and test their first commercial prototype system to measure the amount of intramuscular fat, commonly called marbling, in the pork loin of carcasses in the packing plant.

US Renewables Group Partners with Citi, Credit Suisse on $140MM Solar Investment

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today SolarReserve, a developer of utility scale solar power plants, announced that it has closed a second round of funding totaling $140 million. The financing was led by the renewable energy private equity group within Citi Alternative Investments, Sustainable Development Investments (SDI), and Credit Suisse’s Customized Fund Investment Group.

Limnia, Inc. Announces Private/Government Partnership to Deliver Leading Energy Storage Solution to Worldwide Marketplace

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Limnia, Inc., in a private/public partnership with university and national lab efforts, announces an initiative to aggregate over $100M of past research from 30 years of private lab development. This project’s goal is to deliver an energy storage solution to the marketplace which holds more energy than traditional batteries with optimal efficiency and maintains longer duration per charge than any other solution currently available worldwide.

Paramito Global Holdings Announces Investment Activities (ARCHIVED – REMOVED)

LAS VEGAS, Nev., July 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Paramito Global Holdings, Inc. (PGH), the parent company for PGH-Canada, Ltd., Paramito Asset Management, LLC, Paramito Pictures, LLC and Affinity Financial Services, LLC (AFS), all hold investment opportunities to reflect the current market — alternative energy, real estate, film and entertainment, and corporate finance. (ARCHIVAL – REMOVED.)

Lucy Hood to Deliver Keynote Presentation at Private Capital Network Breakfast Meeting

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lucy Hood, former president of Fox Mobile Entertainment will deliver a keynote presentation at the Los Angeles Private Capital Network meeting this month. On April 22nd, the event will kick off at 8:30 a.m. at the Custom Hotel where Hood will share recent experiences pioneering mobile business models and also discuss future plans.

Investors Evaluate Early Stage Companies through Online Videos at PlanHeaven

SEATTLE, Wash. – June 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PlanHeaven.com announced today that it has launched an online marketplace showcasing video pitches from early stage companies to a nationwide audience of angel investors. The focus on online video combined with other communication tools differentiates PlanHeaven.com from similar services.

Infrastruct Security, Inc. Exceeds $20 Million Annual Revenue with New Round of Financing

HOUSTON, Texas – June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Infrastruct Security, Inc. announces that its latest round of financing has pushed the company over the $20 million mark and helped the company meet its initial business goals within its first year of operation. Part of the proceeds from this $3 million second round of financing were used to merge with Dowley Security, based in Oklahoma City.

Social Network Technology and VoIP Provider YFonGlobal Raises Second Angel Round for a Total of $1.8 Million

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Mar. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — YFonGlobal, a leading-edge provider of turnkey social network marketing technology, reports raising its second angel round of funding for a total of $1.8 million with an opportunity to raise $2.1 million from one angel investor’s matching funds offer. YFonGlobal leaders say they plan to use these funds to expand sales and marketing of their wyndstorm(TM) social network software geared towards associations, political organizations and campaigns.

CADFORCE, Inc. Announces $3.1 Million in Venture Capital Financing

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CADFORCE, the Los Angeles-based global leader in outsourced architectural services, today announced that it has raised $3.1 million in a Series B funding round. Louisiana Ventures, LP, of Bossier City, Louisiana led the round with a $1.5 million investment. This follows Rincon Venture Partners’ August 2005 Series A, bringing the total capital investment in CADFORCE to just under $5 million. Rincon and the Tech Coast Angels also participated in the Series B. In addition, CADFORCE’s Board of Directors has chosen to keep the Series B round open for additional investment of $1.4 million.

Reaction Biology Corp. Awarded NIH SBIR Grant for Kinase Radioisotope Microarray Screening Development

MALVERN, Pa. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Reaction Biology Corporation (RBC) today announced that it has been awarded an SBIR grant from the National Cancer Institute to create a new kinase profiling and high throughput screening method using radioisotopes and microarrays. The $940,000 grant will be used to migrate the current well-plate radioisotope methods onto RBC’s DiscoveryDot nanoliter screening platform.

Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation Receives $400,000 Grant to Support Gene Therapy Trials for Pancreatic Cancer

SAN MARINO, CA – June 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the Company has been awarded a $400,000 grant by the Lazarex Cancer Foundation to expand and support ongoing cancer gene therapy clinical trials for advanced and metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Crescent Diagnostics Secures Venture Capital Financing Investment to Advance the Development of its Novel Bone Quality Test

LONDON, UK – June 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Crescent Diagnostics Ltd. (Crescent), a privately held company developing a new test for bone health, today announced the completion of a GBP 550,000 (Euros 800,000) funding round. Seroba BioVentures (Seroba), a Dublin-based specialist life science venture capital firm led the round in conjunction with a number of private investors.

Authernative, Inc. Raises $2.5 Million in Series A Funding to Extend Its Position as Emerging Provider of User Authentication and Identity Management Solutions

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Apr. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user authentication and identity management technologies, has raised $2.5 Million in Series A financing from venture capital and distinguished private investors including First Round Capital, WS Investments, Dave Duffield, Peggy Taylor, Ron Conway, and Scott Seligman.

Napatech Receives $5 Million Venture Capital Funding

COPENHAGEN, Denmark and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Mar. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Napatech today announced the investment of $5 million from Ferd Venture, Northzone Ventures and DTU Innovation. Napatech is the leader in programmable high speed Ethernet network adapters. The investment coincides with Napatech’s acquisition of the network adapter business of storage solution leader Xyratex.

InSciTek Secures $2 Million in Additional Funding from Enhanced Capital Partners LLC

FAIRPORT, NY – Feb. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Further demonstrating its emerging leadership in the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) marketplace, InSciTek Microsystems Inc. (www.inscitek.com) announced today that it has received a $2 million investment from Enhanced Capital Partners LLC.

Point to Point, Inc. Announces Emergence from Bankruptcy; Components of Bankruptcy Financing

KANSAS CITY, MO – Feb. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Point to Point, Inc. (formerly known as Point to Point Business Development, Inc.) announced that it will emerge from bankruptcy today. The reorganization plan includes a line of credit arranged through AGS Capital LLC, a private equity firm located in Indianapolis, IN.

CADFORCE Secures $1.7 Million in Series A Funding Led By Santa Barbara-Based Venture Capital Firm, Rincon Venture Partners

LOS ANGELES, CA – Feb. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — CADFORCE, Inc., a Los Angeles-based provider of outsourced CAD drafting services for architects and homebuilders, has secured a $1.7 million Series A round of financing led by Rincon Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, based in Santa Barbara, CA. The Series A round also included members of Southern California’s Tech Coast Angels, and a handful of other industry insiders. Douglas Webster, Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at MCI, and Jim Andelman, General Partner at Rincon Venture Partners, will join Robert Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE, on the Board.

Symphony Wealth Management Group’s Ovation Fund Blazes New Trails on the Efficient Frontier and the Utilization of ETFs

ATLANTA, GA – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Symphony Wealth Management Group, LLC, today announced the launch of their new Ovation Fund, a dynamic asset allocation fund which utilizes Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as its underlying holdings. The Ovation Fund is managed by Dr. William Breen.

American Finance Finalizes Agreement on Global Oil Tools’ Liabilities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Finance Corp. announces that it has finalized its agreement with Grifco International (Pink Sheets: GFCI) on Global Oil Tools’ outstanding liabilities totaling approximately $800,000.00 USD.

First American Makes Equity Investment in ComplianceEase – Industry-Leading Technology Providers Partner to Offer Essential Bundled Solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ComplianceEase(R), a premier provider of automated compliance and risk management solutions to the financial services industry, today announced that it has received an equity investment from First American Real Estate Solutions (RES(R)), the nation’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services.

BRANDCONTROL.NET Receives Second Round of Venture Capital Funding

ELMHURST, Ill. – September 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BRANDCONTROL.NET(TM), a Marketing Resource Management Systems developer and maker of patent pending software BigCabinet 3.0TM, today announced that it has received a second round of venture capital funding from Midwest Investment Ventures (MIV).

InSciTek Successfully Closes $4.0 Million for the Allworx Product Line

ROCHESTER, NY – August 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — InSciTek Microsystems, Inc. has received a $4 Million investment led by High Peaks Venture Partners, with participation from Advantage Capital. InScitek will leverage this investment by adding new products to their proven Allworx product line (www.allworx.com) and expanding their sales & marketing reach.

25 Security Industry CEOs and Presidents Share Their Views on Growth Trends and the Business of Security

NEW YORK CITY, NY – August 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the 10th consecutive year, the Securing New Ground(TM) (SNG) Conference will bring together more industry leaders and investors than any other security industry conference. On November 16 & 17, more than 25 Presidents and CEOs from the security industry’s leading suppliers, integrators and investors will present their views on business trends and the investment outlook for the security industry.

Young Investing Phenom Unlocks the Keys to the Stock Market

MADISON, Wisc. – August 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — College student Evan Reas, from a small town in Wisconsin has come up with an innovative investing strategy resulting in 205.1% growth in his portfolio in the past 12 months (Aug 1st, 2004 – Aug 1st, 2005). Reas hopes to write a book about his strategies and how they can be applied to anybody’s portfolio in any amount of time.

New Source of Financial Information has Words of Caution for Retirees

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – July 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hottinger Capital Consulting, Ltd. has just released version 3.3 of its E-Zone System, an important new source of financial information for retirees. It warns investors about the all-too-often used strategy of ‘Buy and Hold and Hope,’ and offers the E-Zone System as an alternative that many will find helpful.

Lehman Brothers’ Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Private Investment Management to Speak at New England-Canada Business Council’s May Luncheon Meeting

BOSTON, Mass. – May 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MEDIA ALERT: Alison A. Deans, Lehman Brothers’ chief investment officer and managing director of Private Investment Management — a prominent Wall Street executive who is a regular panelist on Louis Rukeyser’s Wall Street, and was previously among Institutional Investor’s and The Wall Street Journal’s top-ranked securities analysts — will Speak at New England-Canada Business Council’s May Luncheon Meeting